Alan Smith (born 28 October 1980) is an English footballer who plays for Notts County, having signed for them in May 2014 following his release by Milton Keynes Dons a few weeks earlier. He has also represented the England national football team, winning 19 caps.
Smith first came to prominence as both a striker and a right winger during his early days at Leeds United before Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson converted him to a holding midfielder, a role in which he continued after his transfer to Newcastle United. Smith has earned a reputation as a hard-tackling player and is noted for his high work rate.
Smith started his career with Leeds and scored in his first team debut against Liverpool, aged 18. He went on to become an undisputed first-choice, as the side consolidated on domestic and European fronts, reaching the semi-finals of the 2000–01 Champions League. Smith was part of an offensive line that included Michael Bridges and Australian Mark Viduka...
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